After getting roasted widely since yesterday’s announcement that the platform would be removing verification from a lot of creators. YouTube announced one day later that it won’t be de-verifying currently verified creators. “We heard loud and clear how much the badge means to you […] Channels that already have the verificationContinue Reading

Twitter says it suspended another batch of state-sponsored actors for disseminating misinformation on the platform. Today the company’s safety team announced the removal of 10,112 accounts across several countries; China / Hong Kong, Ecuador, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. These accounts were actively encouraging unrest by spreadingContinue Reading

YouTube is overhauling its system for user verification. The company says these policy changes, set to start next month, will stop using subscription numbers to determine verification. YouTube will instead verify “prominent channels that have a clear need for proof of authenticity.” “Through our research, we found that viewers often associatedContinue Reading

A database with the phone numbers of more than 419 million Facebook users was found online. The data, found on an unsecured cloud storage instance included phone numbers, Facebook user IDs and incomplete records of the user’s country, name and gender. Facebook may not be singularly responsible. According to TechCrunch theContinue Reading